We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the safest.
Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.
Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Sacramento. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.
In which Sacramento neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.
So, which neighborhood is the safest in Sacramento in 2020? That would be River Park. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.
If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Sacramento.
If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Sacramento neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Sacramento.
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How We Determined The Safest Sacramento Hoods In 2020
You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Sacramento.
To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:
- Total Crimes Per Capita
- Violent Crimes Per Capita
- Property Crimes Per Capita
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 111 in each category, where 1 was the safest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Sacramento.’ We’re lookin’ at you, River Park.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Sacramento. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.
The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2020
The violent crime per 100K people in River Park comes in at 178 and the property crime per capita is 546 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in South East comes in at 117 and the property crime per capita is 805 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Village 9 comes in at 226 and the property crime per capita is 520 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Village 11 comes in at 169 and the property crime per capita is 776 for 2020.
Pocket-Greenhaven is a suburban community within the city of Sacramento, California, 5 miles south of downtown Sacramento. It is bordered by Interstate 5 on the east and a semi-circular ‘pocket’ bend in the Sacramento River on the south, west, and north. The three exits into the Pocket-Greenhaven community off Interstate 5 are 43rd Avenue, Florin Road, and Pocket/Meadowview Road. Entering the area from the South on Interstate 5, travelers pass a landmark water tower with the words ‘Welcome to SACRAMENTO AMERICA’S FARM-TO-FORK CAPITAL’ painted on it, marking the southern boundary of the city of Sacramento. Pocket-Greenhaven is located in the 95831 Zip code.
The violent crime per 100K people in Pocket comes in at 183 and the property crime per capita is 893 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Village 12 comes in at 89 and the property crime per capita is 1,088 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Willowcreek comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,016 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Natomas Park comes in at 329 and the property crime per capita is 560 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Colonial Village comes in at 267 and the property crime per capita is 954 for 2020.
The violent crime per 100K people in Richardson Village comes in at 144 and the property crime per capita is 1,322 for 2020.
Summing Up The Safest Places In Sacramento
Looking at the data, you can tell that River Park is as safe as they come, according to science and data.
But as most California residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.
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